Being able to predict and interpret the weather to some extent at least is obviously a crucial skill for sailors and motor-boaters alike, and this is a brilliant learning aid for the beginner. Subtle changes in the visibility, wind strength or direction can make a big difference at sea. So, for safety’s sake, as well as to make the most of precious time afloat, we need to know what to expect.
This programme explains just how the weather works. So now you can interpret official forecasts more accurately and read between the lines to turn a large area into a local one.
Energy transfer, gas law, adiabatic process, condensation, Coriolis effect, sea breezes, global winds, air masses, fronts, depressions, clouds, precipitation, clouds and rain around depressions, highs, fog, weather maps, convergence & divergence.
Script written by Tim Bartlett, author of the ‘RYA Book of Navigation’.